The Black Heart Of Rock N Roll

by Watts

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We clearly have a rock’n’roll crisis on our hands. Nobody goes to shows unless it’s some kind of bullshit festival, and everybody just keeps buying the same Pink Floyd record over and over again. Rock is in a steep decline and, who knows, maybe it’ll be as dead as disco in a few years. But the beauty of Watts is that they don’t care.

The Black Heart Of Rock-N-Roll is what rock would sound like if it still ruled the airwaves. It reeks of triumph. It’s 1974 by way of 1987, and it’s just fucking sailing through the goddamn air on golden wings, man, without a care in the world. Watts have been around, one way or an other, for decades. They are stone-cold professionals when it comes to writing hook-heavy, guns-blazing, shirts-off, hard-core rock’n’roll songs, and this album is full of ‘em. Honestly, this might be our last shot at returning to former glories, so don’t blow it. (8/10) - Sleazegrinder (Classic Rock Magazine August 2016)

"Watts have just gone out and made the best classic rock album in 15 years!" - Faster and Louder

"your new favourite band" - Uber Rock UK

"Watts are brilliant" - Scott Rowley Team Rock/Classic Rock Magazine UK

"An instant classic" - Real Gone

Boston. Home to legendary household rock ’n’ roll names like J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, the Neighborhoods, the Real Kids, the Cars; and the city’s own namesake, Boston.

Now, the legend gets even bigger when cocksure rockers/movers/shakers Watts return with their fourth full-length album. We’re sliding 10 brand new shots down the Rum Bar and into your ears. Featuring the made-for-radio leadoff single and video “Up All Night”, Watts takes you on a whirlwind wild ride from album opener, “The Black Heart of Rock n Roll” through arena-ready, guitar-heavy rockers “Strut (Like a Champ)” and “She’s So Electric”. There’s a nod to the pop side with “Bye & Bye”, Toys in the Attic grit with “Stage Fright”, a bit of Keef twang in “Fast & Loose”, and ode to the the 45 “The B Side”, and closing out with the blistering, arena rock show stopper “Bring On The Lights”.

For this release, Watts dives deep into their record collections for inspiration from the likes of AC/DC, Cheap Trick, KISS, Stones and a whole lot more. These tracks are packed with blazing dual guitars (John Blout/Dan Kopko), a heart-pounding wall of drums (Johnny Lynch), punk rock sensibility, Stones swagger, a backbeat of fist pumping bass-lines (Tim McCoy), and screaming lead vocals from all four members. If you want the ROCK, you GOT the rock!!


released June 10, 2016

Produced and recorded by Danny K

John Blout - guitar/vocals
Dan Kopko - vocals/guitar
Tim McCoy - bass/vocals
John Lynch - drums/vocals



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"crunching riffs that carry a cracking melody and considerable swagger" Vive Le Rock Magazine UK

"a band built on a bedrock of riff-powered songs that have as much to do with swagger as they do melody"- the Boston Globe

A riot of early ’70s Stones-style garagey riffs, all rip-roaring and ready to raise hell. -The Metro
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